RV Camping Essentials For Summer!

When going out on an RV camping trip, you’ll need to pack the obvious essentials such as clothes and food. However, there are a ton of other things that we consider “essential” when it comes to a successful RV camping trip. So let’s take a look at the RV camping essentials you’ll need for this summer!

General Essentials

These essentials are things that are basic necessities when it comes to RV camping. They will make your time at the campsite easier and will allow you to take advantage of what your RV has to offer! Here is a list of the general essentials:

  • Electrical Hookup Cords
  • Sewer Hose
  • Auxiliary Cable for TV Connection
  • Mobile Hotspot/Signal Boost Equipment
  • Emergency Kit

RV Home/Living Essentials

For when you are inside the RV, you’ll want to have these items. They will make the experience more comfortable and entertaining when you are not exploring the outdoors! These items include:

  • Bedding (sheets, covers, pillows, blankets)
  • Towels (bath, hand, dish, beach)
  • DVDs, books, board games, other indoor entertainment
  • Personal Electronics (laptops, cell phones, chargers)
  • Prescription and Preventative Medications
  • Cleaning Supplies

RV Kitchen Essentials

If your RV comes with a kitchen and you plan on using it during your camping trip, there will be a handful of necessities to bring with you. Bringing these items will help avoid any problems when dinner time approaches! Here is the list:

  • Dishes
  • Cups
  • Silverware
  • Bottle and Can Opener
  • Cooking Utensils/Vessels (large spoons, pots, pans, cookie sheets, etc.)
  • Cutting Board and Knives
  • Paper Towels/Napkins
  • Coffee Pot, Mugs, and Coffee

Tip: When it comes to food, we suggest buying food on the way to your destination or when you arrive there. This will ensure that your food is fresh and ready to eat!

RV Bathroom Essentials

Bathroom essentials will be similar to at-home essentials, but with a bit of a twist. Since your RV will be hooked up to your campground, you’ll need to have the proper items. Here is a shortlist of what you’ll need:

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face lotion, etc.)
  • RV-Friendly(!) Toilet Paper
  • Rv Toilet Chemicals

RV Outdoor Essentials

You’ll want to spend some time outside of the RV when camping, so make sure you bring some of these items to guarantee a fun, outdoor experience!

  • Outdoor Camping Furniture (folding chairs, tables, etc.)
  • Large Ground Covering (tarp) for under the awning
  • Extra LED Lights
  • Citronella Candles or Bug Spray
  • Outdoor Games and Activities


If you are interested in an RV to go camping in this summer, check out Bretz RV and Marine! We offer a wide selection of new and pre-owned RVs that are perfect for you! For more information, visit our website, give us a call at 833-BRETZRV, or come visit one of our four locations!

Billings, MT
2999 Old Hardin Rd, Billings, MT 59101

Missoula, MT
4800 Grant Creek Rd, Missoula, MT 59808

Boise, ID
4180 Broadway Ave #5301, Boise, ID 83705

Nampa, ID
1608 Industrial Rd, Nampa, ID 83687

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